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Attractions in Poland

Poland is a part of the global tourism market with constantly increasing number of visitors. Tourism in Poland contributes to the country’s overall economy. The most popular cities are Kraków, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Warsaw, Poznan, Lublin, Torun and the historic site of Auschwitz – German nazi concentration camp in Oswiecim. The best recreational destinations include Poland’s Masurian Lake District, Baltic Sea coast, Tatra Mountains (the highest mountain range of Carpathians), Sudetes and Bialowieza Forest. Poland’s main tourist offers consist of sightseeing within cities and out-of-town historical monuments, business trips, qualified tourism, agrotourism, mountain hiking (trekking) and climbing among others.

There are dozens of sea resorts on the coast of Baltic Sea like Wolin Island, located close to the German border and the coast of Pomerania. In southern Poland there are resorts for skiing and hiking in the Karkonosze mountains, which is part of the Sudetesmountain range. Karkonosze includes the touristical centres of Karpacz and Szklarska Poreba. Other famous resorts for skiing and hiking include in Carpathian Mountains: Zakopane in the Tatra mountains; Szczyrk, Krynica-Zdrój, Ustron, Wisla in Beskides or Szczawnica and Kroscienko in Pieniny mountains.

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Poland has a diversified natural environment, which is relatively unaffected by human development. Visitors are attracted by mountains, sea-coast, forests and the lake reserves.

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Mountain Passes and Trails in Poland

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Masurian Lake District or Masurian Lakeland is a lake district in northeastern Poland within the geographical region of Masuria. It contains more than 2,000 lakes. The district had been elected as one of the 28 finalists of the New7Wonders of Nature

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Biebrza National Park –  Biebrzanski Park Narodowy- is a national park in Podlaskie Voivodeship, northeastern Poland, situated along the Biebrza River. The Biebrza wetlands as well as the Narew River valleys are very important centres for birds’ nesting, feeding and resting.

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Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a breathtaking cultural landscape of great spiritual significance. Its natural setting – in which a series of symbolic places of worship relating to the Passion of Jesus Christ and the life of the Virgin Mary was laid out at the beginning of the 17th century.

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Malbork Castle – Zamek w Malborku, German: Marienburg- is the largest castle in the world by area.It was built in Prussia by the Teutonic Knights, a German Roman Catholic religious order of crusaders, in a form of an Ordensburg fortress.

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Torun is an ancient city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. Its population is more than 205,934 as of June 2009. Torun is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The medieval old town of Torun is the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

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Auschwitz concentration camp. Auschwitz was a network of Nazi German concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. It was the largest of the German concentration camps.

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Muskau Park is the largest and one of the most famous English gardens of Germany and Poland. Situated in the historic Upper Lusatia region, it covers 3.5 square kilometers (1.4 sq mi) of land in Poland and 2.1 km2 (0.81 sq mi) in Germany.

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Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, lies within the Kraków metropolitan area. The mine continuously produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007 as one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines.

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Wooden Churches of Southern Lesser Poland and Subcarpathia of the UNESCO inscription are located in Gorlice, Nowy Targ, Bochnia counties ( Lesser Poland Voivodeship or Ma?opolskie), and Brzozów County (Subcarpathian Voivodeship) and are in Binarowa, Blizne, D?bno, Haczów, Lipnica Dolna, and S?kowa.

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City of Warsaw. Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly 260 kilometres (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains. Warsaw’s mixture of architectural styles reflects the turbulent history of the city and country.

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Bialowieza Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. The forest is home to 800 European bison, Europe’s heaviest land animal.

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The Churches of Peace in Jawor and ?widnica in Silesia were named after the Peace of Westphalia of 1648 which permitted the Lutherans in the Roman Catholic parts of Silesia to build three Evangelical churches from wood, loam and straw outside the city walls, without steeples and church bells.

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The Jasna Góra Monastery in Cz?stochowa,Poland, is the most famous Polish shrine to the Virgin Mary and the country’s greatest place of pilgrimage – for many its spiritual capital. The image of the Black Madonna of Cz?stochowa, to which miraculous powers are attributed, is Jasna Góra’s most precious treasure.

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The Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen is a Roman Catholic church located in the village of Lichen Stary near Konin in the Greater Poland Voivodeship in Poland. It was designed by Barbara Bielecka and built between 1994 and 2004.

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Ksiaz -Schloss Fürstenstein- is a castle in Lower Silesia, Poland in Walbrzych. It was built in 1288-1292 under Bolko I the Strict. It lies within a protected area called Ksiaz Landscape Park and is one of the city’s main tourist attractions.

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The Presidential Palace -in Polish, Pa?ac Prezydencki, also known as Pa?ac Koniecpolskich, Lubomirskich,Radziwi??ów, and Pa?ac Namiestnikowski) in Warsaw, Poland, is the elegant classicist latest version of a building that has stood on the Krakowskie Przedmie?cie site since 1643…….

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Lazienki Park –Polish: Park Lazienkowski or Lazienki Królewskie, literally Baths Park or Royal Baths, is the largest park inWarsaw, Poland, occupying 76 hectares of the city centre. The park-and-palace complex lies in Warsaw’s Downtown …….

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The Royal Castle in Warsaw -Polish: Zamek Królewski w Warszawie, is a castle residency and was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town…….

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